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8tracks Returns; Mixcloud Adds Live Streaming Feature for DJs, Artists; How Coronavirus is Wreaking Havoc on Music


Music streaming service 8tracks is back from the
Launched in August 2008, 8tracks was one of the longest-established music streaming services until its shutdown at the end of 2019

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Mixcloud adds live streaming feature for DJs, artists and audio
“We are very focused on helping creators generate more income directly from their fans via their live streams.”

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How Coronavirus Is Wreaking Havoc on

From reshuffling Coachella to derailing album releases and decimating workers’ livelihoods, COVID-19 has totally upended music.

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BMAT Launches New Initiative to Support Artists Who’ve Had Gigs Cancelled in Barcelona Due to

Thousands of live shows have been cancelled in Barcelona, as they have worldwide. BMAT are calling on broadcasters from all over, including those they’ve worked closely with over their 16 years, to help support artists — local and international — and make sure the show goes on.

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These are the musicians being listened to more (and less) during the
Kids’ music and the Beatles are doing just fine. Cardi B and Daddy Yankee, not so much.

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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Media Consumption, by
Global Web Index found that over 80% of consumers in the U.S. and UK say they consume more content since the outbreak, with broadcast TV and online videos (YouTube, TikTok) being the primary mediums across all generations and genders.

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How Coronavirus Is Killing The Music You

With live music at a standstill, coronavirus poses an existential threat to artists, festivals, promoters.


Apple Music still rocks, five years old and 30 million tunes
Five years after its launch I love Apple Music twice as much. That makes total sense given there were only 30 million songs then, and twice as many (60 million) today.

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BuzzAngle Rebrands as Alpha Data with Refreshed Music Data
BuzzAngle, the analytics company that has impacted the music business with new charts and other data, is being relaunched as Alpha Beta.

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iHeartRadio Partners With Uno Radio Group to Extend Reach in Puerto
The partnership gives Uno Radio Group listeners access to iHeartMedia’s content and programming

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Pacific Opera Victoria Announces New Streaming

These broadcasts will stream the last week of April, and then on a weekly basis in May.

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The Lockdown Live Streaming Revolution, From The DJing Priest To
From the DJing priest to Carl Cox’s vegetable growing tips to Haçienda club classics, the COVID-19 lockdown is inspiring an outpouring of creativity via live streaming.

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Songtradr taps Dave Curtin as VP of US
Curtin will focus on growing Songtradr’s US footprint.

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Acquires 70% Of Mark Ronson’s Music Publishing
The acquisition includes Amy Winehouse’s hit “Back to Black,” the Oscar-winning track “Shallow” from the film ‘A Star is Born,’ and “Uptown Funk” feat. Bruno Mars.

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How We Use Backstage at

Backstage is Spotify’s homegrown developer portal. We’ve been using it internally for years, but only recently released the open source version.

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Believe launches digital concert series fundraiser in support of 5,000 folk artists in India amid Coronavirus

‘It is a critical time for all of us to play a part in helping sustain the livelihoods of these folk artists.’


Monday Playlist: Boozy

No-one’s ever written a great country song about drinking responsibly and knowing your limits. ‘Just a glass of wine with dinner’ is not a lifestyle choice celebrated by the great country songwriters.



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